(W) Malcolm Whyte
The illustrated biography of Maxon Crumb-with a foreword and notes by R. Crumb. Maxon Crumb-artist, author, and yogi-embarked on a coast-to-coast odyssey to conquer one severe challenge after another: a brutal childhood, crushing sibling rivalry, lost love, death threats, and debilitating disease. Each absorbing chapter in Maxon: Art Out of Chaos recounts Maxon's agonizing journey to mature into a fiercely independent innovator whose are and writings are as provocative and colorful as they are complex and imaginative. Excerpts from Maxon's writings, anecdotes from his brother R. Crumb, plus a gallery of Maxon's stunning artworks crown an inspiring story of a man who candidly bares his world to us through ink, oil, metal, word, and word.